Rangers Draft - At Draft Party


At The Hill and as I type this, the top 3 2009 Rangers Draft Picks Chris Kreider, Ethan Werek, Ryan Bourque are being introduced to the crowd. The buzz is starting to brew, everyone is getting excited. I have a vodka redbull so I’m pretty happy. As the night continues, I’ll post updates so be sure to keep checking in for updates and whatever else I put up here. At $3 beers, you never know…

7:00PM – Party is starting to get underway… first picture. Notice to the right, our 3 2009 draft picks with Nick Fotiu.

7:19PM – Taylor Hall was selected 1st overall… people are falling over here in shock. No. Not really.

7:35PM – Tyler Seguin and Erik Gudbranson selected… still no surprise. On the awesome news side, just had my picture taken with Chris Kreider.

7:45PM – My boy Kenny’s dreams were just shattered as Columbus Blue Jackets select Ryan Johansen. He would have loved to see the Rangers get that kid as a Center. I wouldn’t have been upset to get him either. Sorry Ken.

7:53PM – Ken just was talking to Ethan Werek and Werek said Gudbranson was the strongest guy he’s ever played against. Good job Panthers.

7:56PM – Garth Snow just ruined many Ranger fans hopes, although he made Steve Yzerman that happiest man in the world. Yzerman gets a top rated defenseman and the Rangers are one less prospect that we were eying.

8:08PM – Okay shocking, Stevie Y took Brett Connolly when everyone thought he was going for a defenseman, but not a bad replacement.
Also, just got done talking to Chris Kreider, I asked him What are your plans for the future? He said “I don’t know, play it year by year.” I’ll take that, I’d love to see him develop into a great forward. I then asked him who he’d like to see the Rangers take and he said he’d like to see a defenseman picked because personally, as a forward they don’t want to see the Rangers take another one.


8:29PM – Tension mounts as the Rangers pick comes closer and Jeff Skinner, Brett Connolly, and Nino Niederreiter are all gone. Sad face. Tarasenko please?

8:34PM – It is hard to post this as a Rangers fan but we just drafted17th ranked Defenseman Dylan McIlrath with even Cam Fowler on the board. I am literally speechless and full of rage. “Fire Sather” chants are running rampart here at the party, which has now just turned to mostly a bunch of angry people together. Why Sather? Why? I kind of want to leave and walk home. By the way, Tarasenko is also still on the board. Should I become a Devil’s fan?
Might I add that a top stat the announcers touted was that he had 19 Fighting Majors… so excited for THAT!
On an awesome side note – was a professional Volleyball player before turning to hockey.

8:45PM – Cam Fowler goes all the way to the 12th pick to Anaheim and still most Ranger fans here are extremely disappointed/angry. About 30-40% of the population here has left disgusted. I don’t blame them. I can understand if Vladimir Tarasenko wasn’t coming to the United States any time soon, but still, draft a forward. Sadness afoot.

9:02PM – Even Dancing Larry is upset by the pick.

9:12PM – Kings and Bruins make a trade, Tarasenko still not picked. Whats the odds that he drops to our 10th pick in the 2nd Round? Slim to none, but a boy can still hope after Dylan McFightwrath was just picked. Group picture to cap off the night.


9:18PM – Just about to leave and all hope is gone as John Davidson trades up to get the St. Louis Blues the 16th pick and gets Vladimir Tarasenko. At least it was JD. Good night Ranger fans. Keep your chin up, I know that’s hard.

Tags: 2010 NHL Entry Draft Brett Connolly Cam Fowler Chris Kreider Dylan Mcilrath Erik Gudbranson Ethan Werek John Davidson New York Rangers Nick Fotiu Nino Niederreiter Ryan Johansen Ryan Werek St. Louis Blues Taylor Hall Tyler Seguin Vladimir Tarasenko

  • howiehockey

    Maybe they’ll wheel McIlrath to Edmonton for Souray…that might make sense.

  • http://www.bluelinestation.com Mike Hirsch

    Now in retrospect after talking it over with some more Ranger fans, he might be useful as a strong presence and people are comparing him as a Chris Pronger or Shea Weber type defensemen. That I’ll take.
    This pick makes me think though that the Rangers are thinking about dealing some defensemen away, young and veteran. Sanguinetti is probably at “show us something, or we’re looking elsewhere” stage.

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